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June 02, 2023

"I just play straight, natural blue..."

An' my type of blue, I play it with a bottleneck. I first got this style from a beef bone, you understan'. Rib what come out of a streak. My uncle when I was a small boy in the country, he ground this bone down, and filed it with a file and put it on his lil' finger, but I play it on my ring finger, you understand....and this here bottleneck sound better n' the bone because you get more clear sound out of it....

--Fred McDowell, 1969. I do not play no rock 'n' roll

Posted by JD Hull at June 2, 2023 11:59 PM


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